Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards
Jul13

Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

If you are a CISO, DISO or security practitioner, you’ve likely been drawn into the beleaguered topic of security and risk-reduction standards. You probably also know that a sure fire way to single out the security wonks at your next meeting, conference or cocktail reception, is to simply muse aloud: “I wonder which standard is most effective in reducing...

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Editor’s Note: June/July 2018
Jul09

Editor’s Note: June/July 2018

At the time of writing, I just returned from CANSEC 2018. At the event, I had the opportunity to engage with some key leaders from industry and military. During our many discussions over the two days, we had some intriguing and fascinating conversations as it relates to defence and security. With the high expectation from news coming out from...

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C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors
Jun12

C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors

As we dive deeper into the technological progression of the 21st century, sensors are becoming a necessary component in electronic devices. These sensors are accumulating an incredible amount of data, which if not used correctly can become quite overwhelming. To make full use of data, we need to ride the wave of it, rather than being drowned in it....

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Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics
Jun08

Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

Its safe to say, artificial intelligence (AI) is not a trend. Beyond robot-dogs slipping on banana peels, the innovative capabilities AI will bring to business, government and the sciences will be transformative. Only imagined in science fiction, AI is poised to challenge and blur our concepts of computing and the ‘natural’ human. This will require governments and sectors to...

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Multi-Factor Authentication
Jun05

Multi-Factor Authentication

George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” His words ring particularly true regarding cybersecurity issues such as passwords. Authentication systems that rely solely on a username and password provide an unacceptably poor level of security for most Internet applications. Passwords are easily intercepted, stolen through social engineering, and even guessed. Predictable...

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Digital Edition – April/May 2018
May23

Digital Edition – April/May 2018

We are excited to share with you the April/May 2018 issue of Vanguard. In this edition, we share stories on Army, Air Force and Navy, along with policy, cybersecurity, and deterrence. From the cover story of the CF-18 replacement options to cyber forensics, this issue is packed with insightful and thought-provoking articles: CF 18 Replacement: To remain true north,...

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